Cyber stalking is harassing people by threatening, monitoring, stealing someone’s identity theft, etc.
Cyber stalkers find their victims through social networking sites, message boards, chat rooms, and through electronic mail. If a stalker gets personal information they might try to take it from the internet to the real world.
Majority cases are men cyber stalking women. In many cases, the victim and the stalker had a prior relationship. Cyber stalking under 18 is a federal crime.
“Over 20,000 cases of cyber stalking are being reported each year.” At an estimation there are as many as 500,000 online victims each year.
“Kacie Rene Woody was thirteen when she met an on-line predator from California in an Internet chat room.”
One month after them meeting on the internet David Fuller kidnapped Woody from her home.
Fuller committed suicide before he could be arrested and Kacie was sexually assaulted, she was dead from a gunshot wound.
“The average duration of stalking is nearly two years and even longer if the stalking involves intimate partners.”
Cyber Stalking is an easy and cheap way to locate women who has moved away or hid from their abuser.
“Flaming”- online verbal abuse Love obsession stalkers think that their victim is actually in love with them. The stalker does not understand the word NO!
Over 18 million teenagers are on the internet at one time, 25% are on blog and space sites.
The stalker will find friends/family members to find out their victims personal info.-photos, addresses, employment information.
If you are under 18 punished up to five years in prison and fined up to $250,000.